Indigenous Shopping Guide
Looking for unique souvenirs and gifts in Edmonton? With a rich Indigenous culture and history, there are plenty of local artisans selling their handmade items in the city. Support local and Indigenous artists by purchasing their beadwork, handicrafts and more. These local artisans make gift giving easy!
The Indigenous Artisans Market Collective (I.A.M.Collective) is a community of 42 local Indigenous creatives, with members from varying nations across Turtle Island. They operate year-round on every Saturday and Sunday at the Downtown Farmers Market, and can be found at almost every Edmonton festival.
Indigenous Empowerment Collective
The Indigenous Empowerment Collective is composed of 9 local Indigenous fashion designers who are from various backgrounds including Cree, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Navajo, Cherokee, Dene, Maori and Métis. The collective hosts a variety of fashion shows throughout the year!
The Grow Centre
The Grow Centre on Whyte Avenue is an Indigenous run co-working and workshop space. The owner and operator (also the owner of Nikawiy Handmade) often has pop-up shops throughout the year featuring local Indigenous artists. Follow them on social media and stay tuned for the next pop-up!
Câhcacêp Art Gallery and Tea House
Cahcâcêp is an Art and Tea house located in the Arts Hub. They specialize in promoting and selling the works of local Indigenous designers, artists, artisans and more! Câhcacêp features workshops, seminars and is a cozy place to grab tea and look at local indigenous art! Check out their Facebook page for opening times.
Ôte Nîkân Papaschase Petro Canada
Ôte Nîkân Papaschase Petro Canada is the first Indigenous owned gas station in Edmonton. However, it is much more than just a gas station! Ôte Nîkân has a huge selection of locally handmade Indigenous artisan work for purchase. So next time you’re gassing up, make sure to stop by.
There are many more local Indigenous artisans in Edmonton who aren’t a part of collectives but are very active on social media. Be sure to look around Facebook and Instagram for other Indigenous artists and handcrafters to follow. Happy shopping!